Venue / Location

Host City

Porto is one of Europe’s oldest tourist destinations that combines tradition and modernity and is the example of the perfect symbiosis between the past and the future. The city unfolds along the river bank and the sea shore, to reveal charming vistas, inviting esplanades and all the pleasures of the outdoors, framed by its green spaces. Porto presents surprise after surprise from its streets, architecture, monuments, museums and leisure space with range from the traditional to the modern and exclusive. Porto is a city that is certain to enchant, making it the perfect location for this year’s conference.


The Alfândega Congress Centre - Porto is the ideal place for business, scientific, cultural and commercial events. It is one of the largest and most versatile congress centres in Portugal. The building, built 150 years ago, follows an architecture that includes singular forms and natural spaces. The architect responsible for the renovation of the Customs House is Souto Moura, Pritzker prize 2011. It has a remarkable riverside location, in Porto´s Historic City Centre, World Heritage Site by Unesco, 10 minutes away from the main hotels in Porto and less than 30 minutes from the International Airport and train stations.